Tyler Summitt, the son of legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, announced he has resigned as women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech after admitting he was involved in an improper relationship
Summitt went 30-31 in two seasons with Louisiana Tech.
“It is with great regret that I resign from my position as head coach of the women’s basketball program at Louisiana Tech University,” Summitt said in a statement. “I am profoundly disappointed in myself for engaging in a relationship that has negatively affected the people I love, respect and care about the most. My hope, plans and prayers are to repair those relationships.”
Summitt has been married since 2013 and was hired by Louisiana Tech in April 2014 after spending three years as an assistant at Marquette. No details have emerged regarding the improper relationship.
Pat Summitt is one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history and won eight national titles during her 28-year tenure at Tennessee. She stepped down as head coach in 2012 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.